What to Do During a Long Weekend in Louisiana

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A Food Fun Travel Guest Post

Louisiana is one of the most intriguing places in the US and there is so much to see! The culture is heavily influenced by French culture, bringing with it an amazing cuisine blended with easy southern living. 

 

Here is a fun list of places to see and things to do in Louisiana for a long weekend. 

Baton Rouge

Located on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and has plenty to see and do as a visitor. You can visit the State Capital of course, but also attend a (very spirited) college game at the LSU Tiger Stadium and see the USS KIDD, one of the four surviving FLETCHER-CLASS DESTROYERS. 


New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most popular destinations in the United States, and it is a must-visit while in Louisiana. It is known for its Mardi Gras festivities, the annual jazz festival, and the incredible food and music scene. With so much history and influence all around Louisiana, NOLA is a city where you can really feel that come to life. You can arrive in New Orleans via one of the top 10 longest bridges in the world. While you’re here, take some time to visit St. Louis Cathedral, located in the French Quarter, visit the Garden District, stroll along Frenchmen Street, and spend some time in New Orleans City Park. 

Especially if you love music and food, this is a place you could easily spend weeks. So make the most of your time in New Orleans by planning ahead, getting to taste some Creole food, and listening to some incredible live music! 

Louisiana swamp tour

Louisiana is known for its wetlands, and a swamp tour in Louisiana is a characteristic activity that you just won’t be able to experience the same anywhere else. Here you’ll find the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the country and home to alligators, waterfowl, and birds. It also is what populates the crawfish supply that is so well-loved in Louisiana! 


Avery island

Home of Tabasco Sauce, Avery Island is actually a salt dome located 111 miles from New Orleans. It is another popular destination in Louisiana, as here you’ll find the pepper sauce factory and a small number of people actually living here but plenty of beauty here. The Jungle Gardens are stunning here, and you can see the beautiful ancient oaks and bayous. 

Myrtles Plantation

If a paranormal experience catches your interest, you’ll want to visit the Myrtles Plantation, hands down one of the most haunted houses in Louisiana, perhaps even in America. It is a St. Francisville Plantation home that you can take a tour of and forever remember as an activity that you did while in Louisiana!

On top of Louisiana’s rich history, it’s also considered one of the most haunted places in the world, so not for the faint of heart! Myrtles Plantation is certainly only for a destination curious in the whole haunted part of Louisiana, but the rest of these activities are classic Louisiana experiences!